Document, 1775 July 29

Title:
Document, 1775 July 29
Library Location:
Unknown repository
(Non-Columbia Location)
Name:
Clinton, George, 1739-1812; Duane, James, 1733-1797; Jay, John, 1745-1829; Livingston, Philip, 1716-1778; Morris, Lewis, 1726-1798; New York (State). Committee of Safety
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1775 July 29
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Physical Description:
3
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary:
Letter signed, with the body of the letter in Jay's hand, from the New York delegates to the Continental Congress. Badly charred remnants of the letter and its address leaf. Received the Committee's letters of the 18 and 22 instant. The delegates feel it would be unwise to ask Congress to turn over the New Jersey arms to New York. Our colony should depend for defense on their own exertions. Do not let any of the powder in the colony leave it or be sold. New Jersey is sending two and one half tons of powder to Dobbs Ferry from where you will send it to General Schuyler. The Congress has already provided for a conference with the five nations and consequently it would be improper to lay papers on that subject before it for deliberation.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.04381

Document, 1775 July 29